TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on NOV. 24

Turkish dailies on Monday cover Davutoglu’s announcement of a series of measures for the country's Alevi minority, as well as Teachers' Day.

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on NOV. 24

The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Turkish dailies on Monday mainly cover Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s visit to the country’s eastern province of Tunceli, mostly dominated by Alevis, the country’s second-largest religious community after Sunnis.

MILLYET runs with the headline “First visit to a cemevi,” referring to the premier’s visit at an Alevi house of worship. 

The newspaper reports that Davutoglu met with Alevi opinion leaders, and young people.

According to the daily, Davutoglu apologized for the 1937 Dersim massacre. Many dailies criticised Davutoglu's remarks for being insufficient and late.

Davutoglu announced on Sunday that his government would make a series of measures to atone for previous discriminative conduct by the state against the Alevi minority.

HABER TURK says Davutoglu announced that Tunceli University would be called Munzur University, upon request by the university's rector, Durmus Boztug, who asked for it to be renamed after the Alevi religious leader, Munzur Baba. 

Headlining “There won’t be any discrimination against Alevi people,” HURRIYET also mentions the allocation of funds to renovate infrastructure, religious buildings as well as a museum.

The government will allocate up to 10 million Turkish lira ($4.5 million) for these renovations, according to HURRIYET.

The daily also mentions that 300 people, protesting Davutoglu’s visit, were dispersed by police.

Dailies also cover the annual Teachers' Day in Turkey.

HURRIYET leads with the news that 68 percent of Turkish teachers are unhappy with what they deem to be insufficient salaries, according to a survey, which was conducted in 38 provinces across the country by Turkey's main education union, Egitim-Sen, which encompasses teachers and school personnel.

The newspaper reports that nine of every 10 teachers believe that their profession has lost its prestige.

According to the daily, 69 percent of Turkish teachers say they would quit if they could find a better job. 

VATAN runs a feature story about a trained teacher who has to work in a coal mine.

The 34-year-old Huseyin Dogru, who is from Turkey’s Black Sea region province of Zonguldak, graduated from Dumlupinar University as a teacher. After waiting for his assignment for six years, he started to work at a mine out of despair, according to the newspaper.

 

Last Mod: 24 Kasım 2014, 12:36
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